Archive for July, 2010

HP LP2465 24" LCD Monitor

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

full specs on HP L2465 monitor, older HP high quality 24″ monitor, currently sold “certified” (aka used) at various places around $200-250 ( example: ) . [PS: current version…

What’s Wrong With the American University System – Culture – The Atlantic

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Interesting interview with Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus, the authors of “Higher Education”

You cannot make that up or "I heard that on NPR"

Friday, July 30th, 2010

(for Russian-speaking people)I’m in my kitchen, listening the radio, I hear: Joe Palca takes interview from Anna Skalka

PostgreSQL versus Oracle!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Full Text Search benchmark, Oracle vs Postgres, on 2x Quad core Xeon, 8G RAM, 2 SSDs x RAID 1. Pg is being slightly faster when query contains several words, once word count increases, oracle leaps ahead (suggesting a more mature FTS implementation)

Jesper-Brouer_Large-iptables-rulesets.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Netfilter: Making large iptables rulesets scale

The Real Life Social Network v2

Friday, July 16th, 2010

A great presentation [from google] about how people interact socially in the real life and how current social networks represent them. (Needs about 30 min to read)


Monday, July 12th, 2010

website of the association of communication service providers and their vendors ( virizon, L3, cisco and the likes ]

PGCon2010: Perspectives on NoSQL [Gavin M. Roy, CTO of]

Monday, July 12th, 2010

"Reinventing the Dialplan" slides from Twilio’s Astricon 2009 talk [asterisk in the cloud]

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Company provides Virtual PBX – asterisk “in the cloud”, with HTTP/XML/REST API (business-level google voice)

[RUS ]nuclight: Torrent: альтернативный способ детектирования [how to detect torrent protocol by looking at tracker requests]

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

A way to detect BT protocol traffic — instead of looking at every packet, traffic to torrent tracker websites is redirected (via divert(4) ) and then analyzed. Analyzer script (PERL) produces the src_ip, dst_ip, dst_port triplet, this info can be us…